06219842 is referenced by 27 patents and cites 17 patents.

A puncture resistant garment (

20

) which includes a plurality of flexible layers of woven sheets (

22

) positioned to overlie one another forming a puncture resistant panel (

28

), in which each of the plurality of woven sheets (

22

) is constructed of aramid fiber (

24

) and in which the woven sheets (

22

) have a weave of at least 60 said aramid fibers per inch in one direction and at least 60 said aramid fibers per inch in another direction transverse to the one direction. The aramid fiber (

24

) has at least one of the following characteristics of: a) the aramid fibers are constructed of filaments which provide from 50,000,000 up to 90,000,000 filament crossovers per square inch in each of the plurality of woven sheets (

22

), b) the aramid fibers provide greater than 3 percent of break elongation and c) the aramid fiber provides greater than 23.8 grams per denier tenacity as well as securement for the plurality of layers of woven sheets (

22

) together to form the puncture resistant panel (

28

) which prevents puncture penetration from a sharp object (

76

) through the puncture resistant panel (

20

). Additionally, another embodiment includes a ballistic resistant panel (

60

) to overlie the puncture resistant panel (

58

) which is constructed of a woven fiber or a composite material (

68

) positioned to overlie the puncture resistant panel (

64

) to prevent penetration of a ballistic missile through the ballistic resistant panel (

60, 64

).

Title
Combined puncture resistant and a ballistic resistant protective garment
Application Number
9/415855
Publication Number
6219842 (B1)
Application Date
October 8, 1999
Publication Date
April 24, 2001
Inventor
Thomas E Bachner Jr
Eastport
MI, US
Agent
Wildman Harrold Allen Dixon
US
Agent
Thomas J Ring
US
Assignee
Second Chance Body Armor
MI, US
IPC
F41H 1/02
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